Carina Lau is a celebrated actress from Hong Kong. She started her career in television, graduating in 1984 from the 12th artist training class of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and starring in the series Police Cadet. She quickly turned to film, winning the best actress award at the festival of the 3 Continents for her role in Days Of Being Wild (1991) directed by Wong Kar-wai. She followed that up with impressive performances in Intimates (1997) for which she won the best actress award at the Golden Bauhinia Awards in 1998, Curiosity Kills The Cat (2006) for which she was named best actress at the Golden Roosters and Hundred Flowers Film Festival and Detective Dee And The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame (2010) for which she won the best actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
She was awarded the Best Actress at the Osaka Asian Film Festival for her role in Bends (2013). In 2015, in the stage play Tonnochy, she was nominated for the first time and won Best Actress of the 24th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In 2017, she served for the first time as the executive producer of In Your Dreams (2018), the prize-winning work of the 2nd First Feature Film Initiative i. She also starred in the film which was invited to be one of the opening films and competition films of the 2017 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.
In 2017, she was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.